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About Parse Normalize rules

Updated on August 16, 2022

Parse normalize rules operate on a text string and perform string substitutions, to produce a normalized output text string. Normalization can replace multiple variants of a word or other text with a uniform, normalized value. Such normalization can make later operations on the normalized string simpler or faster.

For example, the original text string may contain a date or amount in any one of a variety of formats. If the desired date format is YYYY-MM-DD (for example 2009-10-12), parse normalize rules can search for dates in other formats and replace the value with the normalized format.

For more information about creating parse normalize rules, see Parse Normalize rules - Completing the Create, Save As, or Specialization form.

Where referenced

Parse normalize rules are referenced and executed in activities, by the Text-Normalize method.


Use the Application Explorer to access parse normalize rules that apply to the work types in your application. Use the Records Explorer to list all parse normalize rules available to you.


Normalize rules are part of the Integration-Mapping category. A parse normalize rule is an instance of the Rule-Parse-Normalize rule type.

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